While there are a number of players in the data protection market, Veritas currently leads the pack. STEVEN CHIABERTA takes a look at the latest Veritas offering – the Veritas Backup Exec 9.0 for Windows ‚ to see what the competition is up against.
Those people who want their programs ready for use the moment they’ve turned on their computer and popped the CD into the ROM drive will have around 15 frustrating minutes to negotiate. There are many steps in this installation process, fortunately most of them are easy to follow.
Experienced users will delight in the enhanced ease of use of this product. Its menus are logical and its functions are easy to understand. However, there is so much to learn about what this software has to offer. I got the impression that I could play around with it all day, every day, for two weeks, and still only discover about a half of what there is. Novices will more than likely take a long, long time to get used to it.
Without a doubt. It promises you an excellent data protection, backup and recovery system and it certainly delivers. Competitors will have to do a lot to compete, because this product is top of the line.
It certainly is. You tend to find that many new versions of existing products rely on a few enhanced features and a jazzed-up new look about them. In other words, there is more style than substance to many ‚latest edition‚ products. Not so in this case, because the Backup Exec 9.0 for Windows offers plenty of new and unique features, to go along with the expected enhancements.
The recommended retail price is R4070-00. This is probably a bit on the pricey side, but for SME’s and large corporations looking for the peace of mind offered by a reliable, quality product, it will be worth every cent.
The Veritas Backup Exec 9.0 For Windows is available from the following distributors and their resellers: Drive Control Corporation (DCC): (011) 887 8927 or from Storgate: (011) 695 1600 Visit www.veritas.com/sa for more information on this and other Veritas products.
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